Garden designers work with space, mood and movement, relating interior and exterior spaces, interpreting the whole to develop a space that works.
Gardens and landscapes consist of hard landscape and soft landscape that should be in harmony with each other. The balance and proportion may differ depending on the project but both have equal importance.
A new garden has freedom but still requires to be linked to its buildings and location.
Restoring a garden needs a sensitive hand and appreciation of what has been before.
Understanding this and the desires of the client provide a garden designer with the basis to design to.
By working upscale drawings to represent how the garden will look issues can be resolved on the page saving on time and effort in execution.
A garden with good structure and skeleton relating to its surroundings or a landscape complimenting its history both fulfiling the client brief are the desired aim.
Designing a planting plan for new garden is a stage within the whole garden design process. Planting design should create a visual ‘whole’ and consist of a variety of planting design elements.
Designing a planting scheme for an existing garden is garden design. Reviewing existing planting may involve the removal or addition of certain plant elements that bring the planting a more cohesive look and feel.
Planning for plants, best described as “right plant, right place” prevents the purchase of plants that subsequently fail after planting, an expense to be avoided, saving money.
Considering the plant elements and their function, form, colour, season, and flower ensures that the overall planting scheme will provide that important ‘all year round’ interest.
A planting plan or planting design is designed by garden designers and drawn to scale to ensure that the correct number of plants are planted to meet the requirements of client and garden or landscape.
Planting can be designed for an instant effect or to develop and mature. Planting a garden is an investment in the future, a commitment to the environment and wildlife.
Plants in a garden are not static they wax and wane over seasons and years. Garden plants will need looking after. A garden full of plants is an extension to a life full of children, friends, pets and family, requiring nurture, kindness and attention to perform to their brilliant best.
Engaging a landscape or garden designer is no different from engaging an architect or interior designer. Not knowing where to start inhibits the ability to visualise the end result. Garden designers assist clients in formulating and developing ideas to complement those for their home.
Building a bespoke home is not just about the building itself. The garden and landscape have an equal importance to the architecture and an individual bespoke garden must complement and enhance the architecture and landscape.
Moving into a new home provides a similar opportunity. The interior style will be tailored to the client style and the exterior style can be designed to complete the overall environment. Exterior spaces can move, evolve and provide a dynamism throughout the year.
When working alongside specialists as part of a holistic team the creative exchange between each develops a better understanding of each profession.
Establishing the requirements, budget and timescale are cornerstones for designing a garden or landscape, to be agreed before commencement. The process from inception to completion can then be undertaken more easily.
Considering the garden when moving or building a new home is important.
Crowe garden design regularly exhibits show gardens either as a sole garden designer or in association with other garden designers. Exhibiting a show garden is a privilege but brings with it a responsibility.
Visitors to flower shows expect to view the finest quality plants, that is after all the principle behind a flower show. Garden design, well-executed, should inspire and entertain the audience.
Garden designers can use the opportunity of exhibiting at a flower show to express themselves to a wider public. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and many affiliated societies to the RHS regularly put on shows.
Garden designers compete not against each other but against themselves. The judging is fiercely attentive to detail and it is this that ensures the very finest show garden exhibits.
Exhibiting show gardens brings a financial cost but also a financial opportunity. Sponsorship of a show garden provides charities, private organisations and commercial companies with a unique prospect to target their key demographic base. A show garden can be designed to link to the organisation’s image, key message or charitable aim.
Crowe garden design has worked and hopes to work further, with many such organisations and bodies to enhance their profile and achieve success in their aims.
If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of being involved with a show garden at a prestigious show then please contact Crowe garden design.
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